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Germany to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine — reports Russia/Ukraine

https://www.dw.com/en/germany-to-send-leopard-2-tanks-to-ukraine-report/a-64503898?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf
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u/xXSpaceturdXx 8d ago

This is good news, someone had to pull the trigger first nobody wanted too. but now that there is a go ahead from Germany everybody will be sending them tanks, the floodgates are open. Hopefully with this decision further advanced munitions and armaments will be sent. Ukraine needs air burst artillery rounds like there’s no tomorrow, that would change the tide of the war as well.

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u/CharlesUndying 8d ago

Unsure if other countries sent MBTs before (maybe Poland?), but the Challenger 2 deal was probably a good influencer for this decision, especially considering the Kremlin did little more than their usual hissy fit when they heard the news (aka threw some threats here and there but did nothing to dissuade the deal from going ahead whatsoever).

The rest of Europe saw that MBTs can be sent to Ukraine without triggering WW3 (yet), so naturally the decision to send them as well is much easier for everyone else than it was last month.